19448, Private, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.
Missing In Action on the 27th July 1916 aged 20.
George was the son of Charles & Hannah Haggar of Wallington, Baldock.
He was posted to France on the 3rd November 1915 and was killed in the attack on Longueval during the Battle of the Somme. The battalion suffered heavy casualties from gas shelling during the advance to the forward positions and again at the assembly line. There was considerable action in the area and a German artillery barrage brought down a “hurricane” of fire on the men of “B” & “D” Companies, who each lost over 50% of their men.
George has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Theipval Memorial, France. (Pier/Face 2C.)
Medal Entitlement: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal.